Is Chinese Incense Smoke Hazardous to Respiratory Health?

  title={Is Chinese Incense Smoke Hazardous to Respiratory Health?},
  author={L. Koo and J. Ho and S. Tominaga and H. Matsushita and H. Matsuki and H. Shimizu and Toru Mori and M. Wong and Cy Ng},
  journal={Indoor and Built Environment},
  pages={334 - 343}
  • L. Koo, J. Ho, +6 authors Cy Ng
  • Published 1995
  • Medicine
  • Indoor and Built Environment
Incense is a common source of indoor air pollution, especially in Asian homes where it is burned for religious reasons. In previous studies in Hong Kong, it was found to be the major source of airborne carcinogens in the home, and a significant contributor to personal exposures to nitrogen dioxide among wom en. To evaluate its effects on respiratory health, data from an air pollution cross-sectional study of 346 primary school children and their 293 non-smok ing mothers, and a lung cancer case… Expand
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